During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.
Jun 7, 2023
The following are summaries of the education-related bills we followed that passed both the House and Senate and were sent to the governor in 2023.…
May 26, 2023
Update on bills of interest, as of Friday morning, May 26
May 17, 2023
Several education bills of concern are headed either to the governor's desk for approval or into House/Senate negotiations.
May 16, 2023
The House Public Education Committee did not take up SB 8, the voucher proposal heard Monday, but did vote out other major education bills including…
May 12, 2023
The Senate Education Committee hearing included the school safety legislation and one of the House's teacher bills.
May 8, 2023
HB 1605, the bill on high-quality instructional materials that proposes to make available pre-written lesson plans to districts, passed out of the…
May 3, 2023
The House approved legislation on high-quality instructional materials, a priority of the Commissioner of Education.
Apr 28, 2023
As noted in other updates, floor action in the House and Senate is ramping up as committees are in their final weeks of hearing their own chambers’…
Apr 13, 2023
We are starting to see progress on proposals designed to help ease the burdens on teachers.